Whisky

An object lesson in investing in luxuries

1 December 2018 9:00 am

From contemporary art to specialist whisky, now’s the time to invest in luxuries you love, says Olivia Williams

Tasting the true island spirit: single malts from the Isle of Arran

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, is an island whose charms vary with the seasons. In summer, the hills are…

Whiskies at the Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond

Rare whiskies can be a better investment bet than first-growth clarets

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Henry Jeffreys says a rare Scotch can be a better investment bet than first-growth claret

My love affair with single malt whisky

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Mark Palmer on his late-blooming love affair with single malt whisky

The sacred mission to stop real whisky becoming too popular

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A long-standing friend of mine is a lucky fellow. He has spent his career doing exactly what he was born…

They watched and learned: Suntory’s Hakushu distillery

I hate to admit it, but the best Japanese malts taste very much like . . . whisky

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Andrew Marr­ hates to admit it, but a good Japanese single malt can rival the best Scotch

Spectator letters: Press regulation, heroic Bulgarians and the case for Scotch on the rocks

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Beyond the law Sir: In your leading article of 28 June you make the point that the hacking trial demonstrates…

Spectator letters: VAT and sugar, Boris Johnson and cricket, whisky and bagpipes

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Sugar added tax Sir: Julia Pickles (Letters, 14 June) suggests a sugar tax to combat the obesity epidemic and discourage…

Spectator letters: The trouble with religion, alternatives to HS2, and whisky-drinking dogs

14 June 2014 9:00 am

Old cabby’s tale Stephen Rommei’s London cabby story (Diary, 7 June) reminded me of catching a cab one cold night…

Spectator letters: The trouble with religion, alternatives to HS2, and whisky-drinking dogs

14 June 2014 8:00 am

A history of persecution Sir: Colin Brown (Letters, 7 June) ignores some good reasons for keeping religion out of society.…

Peter McKay’s diary: Is Kate and William’s Scottish trip a pro-union initiative?

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Having dampened local republican ardour during their recent tour of New Zealand and Australia, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…

Andrew Marr's diary: Ruins on Crete and a spat with Alex Salmond

19 April 2014 9:00 am

A week away in Crete: I’ve come for the archaeology and culture — little patches of Minos, ancient Greece, Byzantium and…

If Ed Miliband can’t be our first Jewish prime minister, he can still be our first atheist Jewish prime minister from Primrose Hill

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Last weekend, in a small New Jersey suburb, I found myself in a liquor store. Never been anywhere like it.…

Our daily haggis

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Give us this day our daily bread: those are also words of great culinary significance. Even if the ‘bread’ takes…

The Spectator's Notes: George Osborne's personal recovery

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Now that the economic statistics are looking better, people are beginning to rediscover the once-fashionable thought that George Osborne is…

Taste Ranald Macdonald’s wines, and you can forgive his ancestors for allying with the Vikings

8 June 2013 9:00 am

The Macdonalds of Clanranald are one of the oldest families in the world. Their lineage comfortably predates the Scotland of…

Advertisement Feature: Beauty and the Beast

7 April 2011 12:00 am

Single malt can be a very complex business but, for the sake of simplification, consider these two outstanding whiskies at opposite ends of the style spectrum